100 Word Challenge: Leg

This week I see my orthopedic surgeon for my one-year follow-up on this new, bionic knee of mine. It doesn’t seem like it’s already been a year. Those first few weeks and months had me questioning my sanity and the decision to have the surgery. But, around month six or seven, everything seemed to click […]

Read More

Wherein she whines

Here I am at just a week shy of three months knee replacement post-op . Most days, I’m doing great. There is still some swelling and muscle fatigue, but no pain in the knee itself. Flexibility in my right knee is nearly the same as my left and continues to improve. I can do pretty […]

Read More

Knee surgery advice for the future me

At nearly nine weeks post-op, this morning when I got up my knee felt the most “normal” it has since my knee replacement surgery. Even two-plus months out, there’s still some puffiness (swelling) that docs and the PT guy said could last another 2, 3, 4 months. Some stiffness, especially in the morning and if […]

Read More

100 Word Challenge: Challenge

A little update on the knee surgery rehab progress…. I appreciate that this is all uninspiring to some of ya’ll but it’s new to me, so here it is. I met my surgeon Monday for my 6-week post-op follow-up. Prior to my appointment with him, I had also had a session with my physical therapist. […]

Read More

Hitting the road

You guys!  I drove MYSELF to physical therapy today. I drove! Now, I want to go to all the places. I was also given the go-ahead to ride my bike. Remember the bike my husband had refurbished a week before we knew I was having surgery? Yeah, I’m going to give that a go later […]

Read More

By degrees

I did a thing today and I am ridiculously excited about it. During physical therapy, I reached 120-degrees bending, and 0-degrees straightening, my leg… together those are considered full-range of motion. I still have work to do because getting to those positions is still a struggle, but I know now that I can. Not being […]

Read More